Theme: Water and sanitation
Lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation remains one of the biggest health concerns in any overcrowded refugee camp.
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Zakaria Pulumo’s house overlooks scenic valleys and horizons, in Ha Lebele Village. And, even with the vegetation suffering the consequences of drought, the landscape of this part of Mafeteng district remains attractive. But 54-year-old Pulumo has more …
Rajuma Khatun, 25, is exhausted. She has barely eaten or slept since she arrived in Bangladesh from Rakhine State, Myanmar. Sitting in a makeshift shelter under a piece of plastic sheeting, she is surrounded by 17 other members of her family, including her blind father-in-law and eight children.
International aid agencies are struggling to meet the basic needs of people flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. “This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Will Carter introduces Katy Eves, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Programmes Manager, The MENTOR Initiative, about the challenges of dealing with vector-borne diseases, which could potentially affect 2.5 billion people in 100 countries.
William Carter introduces the new podcast from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies covering everything to do with water, sanitation, toilets and hygiene.
When faced with the challenge of reaching people in remote communities sometimes the best option is also low-tech. Here’s how the Red Cross is delivering health care in South Sudan, with the help of bicycles.
This week in Stockholm, Sweden, more than 3,000 people from across the globe, representing governments, civil society, international organizations and the private sector, will come together to reinforce the importance of water and sanitation services for sustainable growth.
The consumption of water and the generation of human waste are such commonplace aspects of human life that planning for the appropriate use or removal of them is often overlooked. The evidence is abundant that failure to ensure an adequate supply of safe water or to arrange for safe disposal of excreta is a major contributing factor to disease transmission, ill health, misery and death.